Thursday, December 20, 2012

Dried Plum, Brown Sugar and Pecan Pastry Roll-Ups

 Yes.  You're right.  Those are prunes.

Sometimes as Americans, we can get a little silly about prunes.  Like they're only for the 65+ crowd. 

I once read a book about the cultural eating habits of French women (who are rarely overweight and even less rarely obsess over counting calories and fat grams); the author confessed she eats a prune almost every morning with breakfast.  And she quite enjoys the luxury of the fruit!

This recipe comes from the kitchen of my lovely childhood friend, Beth.  I happened to be making the Tuxedo Cake at her house last weekend.  She was preparing for a party and just threw these little jewels together.  I was sure to capture the process so I could share this wonderful appetizer item with you.

These are very easy to prepare:  simply use refrigerated crescent dough.  With a pizza cutter, cut each triangle in half (to about the width of a prune.)

Place about 1/2 teaspoon of brown sugar and a few pecan pieces on the dough.

Top with a prune,

And roll.  Bake at 350 degrees for 9-12 minutes until edges are golden brown.  (Begin checking at 9 minutes.)

(I'm not putting a recipe here because I didn't write down the specifics as Beth made this.  But you'll need a can of the refrigerated crescent rolls, prunes, brown sugar, and pecans.  And I do suggest lining the baking sheet with parchment paper.  Makes clean-up much easier.  Unless your doing the dishes side-by-side with a heart-sister.  Then you forget the tedium of scrubbing as you talk about life together.  :) )



Mary said...

My Grandma always had kolaces ready for when we went to visit. She made them with poppy seed filling, apricot, prune and cherry. My favorite flavor is prune.